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Ancient shots

Ancient pictures from the early, early years.

Oldest Peatbog pictureRead the story

Oldest Peatbog picture

Oldest Peatbog picture

This is the oldest Peatbog picture known. From left to right... Peter, Davie Tait, Innes, Alan Edmonds and Neil 'McBeat' Campbell. Apart from McBeat who was standing in for Ali, this is the very first beginnings of the band.

1995 Line upRead the story

1995 Line up

1995 Line up

This is the line up that first made the big step of playing off Skye. And it went on to record 'Mellowosity' and 'Faerie Stories'. The picture was taken in about 1995, though judging by Ali's Biggles style moustache it could be mistaken for the 1920's.

In NamibiaRead the story

In Namibia

In Namibia

This is the band on a short safari during a break in Namibia. With Nuradin at the back, from left to right the line up in David Town, Ali Pentland, Peter, Innes, Ben Ivitsky and Iain.

Beach

Beach

Nurudin didn't need a beach in Spain to look like a tourist. This is rare shot of him without his wee hat. It might have been the first time Peter and Innes seen his head

Ali and InnesRead the story

Ali and Innes

Ali and Innes

This picture of Ali and Innes was taken in Shadracks bar in Namibia. With beer coming in at 15p per bottle Innes can't be blamed for drinking till he got the horrors.

Shadracks barRead the story

Shadracks bar

Shadracks bar

Ben and Nurudin in Shadracks bar. In normal circumstances Nurudin didn't drink alcohol but he made a major exception here. Ben always looked his best in a disguise.

Iain

Iain

This is a picture of Iain not long after he joined the band in 1995. This was taken on the ferry on our way to play at a ceilidh on Eigg. Gigs in the small Isles have always been very popular with most of the Scottish folk musicians.

Innes with banjoRead the story

Innes with banjo

Innes with banjo

This is a truly ancient picture of Innes having a go at the banjo during the formative years. This was probably taken back in about 1993.

Peter with saxRead the story

Peter with sax

Peter with sax

And this is a picture of Peter having a go of the sax round about the same time. Luckily he realised his limitations and didn't pursue it any further.

Ali at Glastonbury 2000Read the story

Ali at Glastonbury 2000

Ali at Glastonbury 2000

This picture was taken at Glastonbury in 2000. Ali got a bit too close to these mushrooms and left the band shortly afterwards.

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Beverly Festival 2012, Folk Police

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Glenuig Hall 2012, Martin Roachfords/The Oyster Woman's Rant